Category Archives: Travel

A Change in Tactics

Apparently A-10 “Warthogs” dealing out death from the skies to bad guys wasn’t enough. The quote of the week:  “When God sends a Plague of Wild Boars against you, he’s done sending messages, and is now sending armored bacon.” [Emphasis … Continue reading

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Scenery

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Overdue Recognition as an Era Closes

How One Soldier\’s Strategy Turned Tide in Iraq — 20111215 CBS News It’s been a long time since I went back here, five years ago. I felt like I had to do so. I’d like to thank CBS News for … Continue reading

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The Travel Channel

What does one do in the dark of the early morning, unable to sleep due to jet-lag, locked into an apartment because the key broke off in the lock? Why, one would take a crack at a blog entry, that´s … Continue reading

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Top This!

     For the year 2009, I believe the only event that could top this one would be landing a man (preferably me) on the planet Mars.  I think the last thing that President Bush should do before he leaves office … Continue reading

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Sunset

Greetings from Ft Walton Beach, Florida! The sand is white, the Fall is warm, and the water is mild. It’s good to be back in the USA!

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Laying Low

     Not that I’ve been posting a lot lately, but I’m going to be mostly offline for the next 7-10 days.  We’re getting ready for one of those "Major muscle movements" that occurs every 18-36 months in the life of … Continue reading

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Winning an Earthquake

     We experienced an earthquake here in our home in Japan last night.  It measured 6.8 on the Richter scale.  Luckily, no one appears to have died in the quake.      Since no one died, I can say I’m glad … Continue reading

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Returned To Base

     I’ve done a reverse MacArthur.  I have returned from the Philippines.       As it happened, I rolled home and straight into an exercise! I’d like to say I swapped my ‘Battle Rattle’ for a chemical defense ensemble, but rather … Continue reading

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Revisiting Ramadi

     I received an informative article awhile back from Mr Gary Patriquin, father of my late friend CPT Travis Patriquin (the author of the PowerPoint slideshow How to Win in Anbar).  If you’d like to know how the West was won, … Continue reading

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